New Cover for Book 2, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives, The Case of the Mysterious Black Cat!

I am excited to share with you the new cover my husband, John, has created for Davey & Derek Junior Detectives, Book 2, The Case of the Mysterious Black Cat. I thought it needed to be updated even though at the time I liked the cover. What do you think of this new one? We will be downloading this cover soon to all sites!

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It’s available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Create Space.


Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series Book 2: The Case of the Mysterious Black Cat by Author – Janice Spina, Illustrator – John Spina

Davey and Derek Donato are twins, but not identical. They gleaned the idea to be detectives from a book their parents bought them on their tenth birthday. The twins discover a black cat and some magic when they visit with their Great Aunt Gigi. The cat tries to communicate with the boys. But what does the cat want to tell them?

This award-winning series is full of fun adventures and good family values. The twins show respect to their parents and each other.  This series is an excellent example for children to follow. Parents and children alike love these books. They have garnered four awards – three Pinnacle Book Achievement Awards and one Honorable Mention from Reader’s Favorite Awards. Check out all the action, mystery, suspense, and magical adventures with Davey & Derek Donato. Give your children (middle-graders, preteens or young adults) a gift that they will enjoy over and over again.

Check out the wonderful reviews on Amazon.

on September 1, 2015 *****
Format: Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Being a grandparent and an avid reader I am always on the lookout for good clean books for my grandkids. Davey and Derek’s Aunt and Uncle settle in town after years of worldly travel, but there is something different about the Aunt that sets her apart from most Aunts – she is a good witch blessed with the gift of magic – one of which is her long deceased cat whoes aura lives on in a crystal ball and still tries to help people. Davey and Derek learn they to have a few magical powers of their own one of which is the cat trying to communicate with them and warn them one of their friends is going to get into serious trouble. The question is can they use this magic and prevent a catastrophy? Cute story – clean- refreshing – and not preachy. The Case of the Mysterious Black Cat will keep a young mind intrigued and reading way past their bedtime.
on February 19, 2016 *****
Format: Paperback
Davey Donato (1st. born) & Derek Donato are twins,
The 2 love to spend time with their Great Aunt Gigi.What secrets does she reveal later to the 2 boys?Will the 2 twins & Mianna solve the mystery disappearance of Jenny Catonni (daughter/sister)?What does TT represent?Shout out to John Spina like to see more colored & detailed pictures for the kiddos.The only thing I see wrong with this book is you need to get a new publisher. There were huge spaces/gaps in between words on several pages.I did not receive any type of compensation for reading & reviewing this book. While I receive free books from publishers & authors, I am under no obligation to write a positive review. Only an honest one.A very awesome book cover, great font & writing style. A very well written children’s mystery book. It was very easy for me to read/follow from start/finish & never a dull moment. There were no grammar/typo errors, nor any repetitive or out of line sequence sentences. Lots of exciting scenarios, with several twists/turns & a great set of unique characters to keep track of. This could also make another great children’s movie, animated cartoon, mini TV series or documentary. There is no doubt in my mind this is a very easy rating of 5 stars.Thank you for the free Goodreads; MakingConnections; Jems Books; paperback book
Tony Parsons MSW (Washburn)


Check out the reviews on Barnes & Noble:
A fun series for middle-grade and young Adult with plenty of actio …
167 days ago ****

A fun series for middle-grade and young Adult with plenty of action, mystery and adventures. Twins Davey & Derek Donato are always looking for adventures and find themselves in for some magical surprises in book 2.

Kids will love this series with the twists and turns. Aunt Gigi adds to the mix with some of her magic tricks. An enjoyable award-winning book.

Thank you for stopping by. I hope you love the new cover as much as we do!
Remember: Reading Gives You Wings to Fly! Soar with Jemsbooks all year through!
Blessings & Hugs,

About jjspina

Janice is an multi-award-winning author with 41 books: 20 children's books for PS-Gr 4, 12 middle-grade/preteen, two young adult books, written under Janice Spina, and 6 novels, and a short story collection written under J.E. Spina. She is also a writer of poetry, blogger, avid reader, reviewer and a copy editor. Janice has always loved writing and started very young writing poetry, then stories. Her books have received 33 Book Awards and a few finalists awards. All Janice's books are available on, Kindle, B&N and other online book sites. One of her sports' poems was published in The Lawrence Eagle Tribune in October of 2008. She is currently working on book 3 of a YA fantasy series an and book 2 in an angel series. There will be six books in all in this series. She hopes to work on a series of four books in a crime/mystery genre that will be offsprings of her thriller, Hunting Mariah. There are books in the works about a dog for ages YA. Her hobbies are crocheting, sewing, walking to keep fit, hula hooping, tap dancing, going to the movies with her husband, and spending time with her five grandchildren. Janice loves to hear from readers and appreciates reviews. Sign up on her blog for a copy of her newsletters under Contact Me. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband who is her illustrator and cover creator.
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8 Responses to New Cover for Book 2, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives, The Case of the Mysterious Black Cat!

  1. I love it, Janice, especially the background colour. Very eye-catching.

  2. Good cover Janice. May you sell maby more books. 🌼🌼🌼

  3. macjam47 says:

    I love the cover!

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